Community Health Systems in Beckley is among four health centers to receive funding

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Community Health Systems in Beckley is one of four health centers across West Virginia funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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US Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced on February 8, 2023 the US Department of Health and Human Services funding of $17,155,004. The funding is intended to strengthen certain health services throughout West Virginia. Specifically, the funding will support critical STD prevention and treatment services statewide and support scientific research projects on mental health and environmental hazards. The funding will benefit four health centers with the greatest need.

“I am pleased that HHS is investing more than $17.1 million in these critical initiatives that will support healthcare services throughout West Virginia. The funding announced today will help four health centers in West Virginia continue to provide quality care to their communities and will also support nationwide efforts to prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases. The funding will also support two important scientific research projects on mental health and environmental hazards, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these investments in the years to come. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to champion resources to ensure every West Virginian throughout the Mountain State has the quality, affordable health care services they need.”

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“I am pleased that many important initiatives across Mountain State are being recognized and given the support they need to operate efficiently and effectively. This announced funding will strengthen a variety of important health services in our state, including the treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, while supporting research initiatives important to public health. The health centers that receive these funds will also be better equipped to increase access to health care for West Virginians in rural and hard-to-reach areas. I am proud to announce this funding and look forward to the benefits it will have throughout West Virginia.”

Senator Shelley Moore Capito, (R-WV)

The individual awards of the four health centers are listed below:

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Cluster Grant Program provides funds to support local health centers across the country, particularly in rural and geographically remote areas.

$4,641,437 – Community Care of West Virginia, Rock Cave $4,627,591 – Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Martinsburg $3,364,164 – Community Health Systems, Beckley $2,576,011 – New River Health Association, Make It Shine Spring Clean 2023 by Scarbro WVDEP accepting applications

The HHS Center for Disease Control (CDC) to Strengthen STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments provides state health departments with resources to prevent, diagnose, and treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).


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